Former NWL Umpire from the 2003 season, Matt Schauffert, was behind the plate for the MLB Futures Game Sunday at Busch Stadium. The game featured the top minor league players from all 30 major league teams. The teams were comprised of 25 man rosters from the United States and the World with the U.S. Futures team winning 7-5 over the World Futures.
Schauffert, who is in the Class AA Southern League, will also officiate the State Farm Home Run Derby Monday night. The event can be seen live on ESPN at 7 p.m. CT on Monday. The line-up includes Rays first baseman Carlos Pena, Tigers third baseman Brandon Inge, Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz and Twins catcher Joe Mauer from the American League. The National League features big league homer leader, hometown hero and All-Star centerpiece Albert Pujols of the Cardinals, plus Adrian Gonzalez of the Padres, Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder and Ryan Howard of the Phillies.